Christiaan Van Vuuren

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Christiaan Van Vuuren
Born Christiaan Van Vuuren
(1982-07-06) 6 July 1982 (age 32)
Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Years active 25 September 2006 – present
Known for Rap Music, vlogging
Internet information
Web alias(es) The Fully Sick Rapper
Web hosting service(s) YouTube, Twitter, Facebook,
Website
Christiaan Van Vuuren's channel on YouTube

Christiaan Van Vuuren is a video blogger on YouTube from Sydney, Australia, using the nickname The Fully Sick Rapper. He was in quarantine in a Sydney hospital twice for Tuberculosis. His first quarantine episode began when he started coughing up blood and an x-ray revealed a hole in his lung: he was admitted to hospital on 9 December 2009 and placed in isolation on 11 December 2009. While in quarantine he produced his first video "I'm not sick, but I'm sick sick" not knowing this was merely the beginning of both worldwide popularity and half a year of quarantine. This first period of quarantine ended on 2 January 2010. Van Vuuren was readmitted on 18 January 2010 when his tuberculosis proved resistant to medication. He was finally released from quarantine on 28 June 2010 after producing many more videos about his experience in isolation.

Van Vuuren's humorous videos and unique outlook on his medical situation have garnered attention both within Australia as well as worldwide, and he has been featured on television programs such as Nine Network's Today Show.

His videos have received nearly one million hits and led to the World Health Organization (WHO) contacting him to help promote World Tuberculosis Day.[1] His Facebook page has attracted over 14,000 people.[2] Men are said to "swoon when he dances in his underwear" and women have reportedly sent naked photos to him.[3]

His stuntman brother helps him to write webisodes.[4]

Popularity[edit]

As of 6 December 2010, Van Vuuren has 21 videos available on his YouTube channel. His most recent series Bondi Hipsters has propelled him into the Australian Limelight, boosting views of his videos to over 4 million as of 22 March 2012[5]

Videos[edit]

His videos include raps about his life in quarantine.

He has worked on a web series with his brother, and Nick Boshier entitled 'Bondi Hipsters'

As of 30 May 2010, he also performs 'Rap-Up' of the week's local news for New Zealand's Campbell Live current affairs show.

In September 2010 Van Vuuren participated in the "30 Days Has September" initiative of the Ted Noffs Foundation Inc. During each day of September 2010, Van Vuuren recorded "new activities, experiences and mischief making" [6] in order to raise money for the foundation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malkin, Bonnie (19 April 2010). "TB sufferer becomes YouTube sensation". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Burnett, Thane (20 April 2010). "TB-infected salesman's raps go viral". Toronto Star. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Olding, Rachel (19 April 2010). "YouTube rap sensation isn't taking TB lying down". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sick Aussie rapper becomes global hit". CBC News. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ever hear of Bondi Beach? You will soon thanks to these two hipsters"
  6. ^ "Fully Sick Rapper's 30 Days of September". Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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